Area 61 Gallery opens a new featured artist show this Friday, July 1, by Chattanooga artist Bob Fazio. His latest body of paintings and sculpture were inspired by Tondos or Tondi – from the Renaissance Italian Rotondo for round.
Mr. Fazio said, “As a potter, since 1973, I have thrown global forms and produced stacked constructions and in general, always lived in circular world. Not that I am older and retired, I see that old becomes new again and cycles are revisited…in the lives we live, in the lives of our children and grandchildren.”
“Tondo Tondo Tondo” includes acrylic and watercolor/gouache paintings in circular composition, as well as sculpture on round bases, new decorative pottery and lamps and some of the largest pots he’s thrown to date.
There are several upcoming opportunities to meet Mr. Fazio – during the gallery’s monthly First Friday open house events, from 6-8 p.m. First Friday, July 1, and First Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-8 p.m. and a sculpture demonstration in the gallery front window from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Area 61 Gallery hosts the work of over 20 local artists and craftsmen. It is open from 12-6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday or by appointment if you are only in town Tuesday – Thursday. Call the gallery to schedule an appointment – 423 648-9367.